AIS Ship Tracking
The Automated Identification System (AIS) enables the tracking of ships movements. This system is very similar to that of an aircraft transponder broadcasting the ship’s identity (name, flag etc), it’s position, it’s course, it’s speed and it’s destination. These messages can be picked up by shore radio stations and as these messages are broadcast at regular intervals it enables a ship’s position to be plotted on a map.
Thanks to the people at VesselFinder we are able to offer an overview from the Port of Dover showing the daily ferry movements and the numerous commercial shipping movements through the Dover Straits.
Dover Straits Overview